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The New Codebreakers

By David Kahn. New York: Macmillan. The journalist-author of this massive, richly informative, and eminently readable book has been an amateur cryptologist since , when he was thirteen, and for many years President of the American Cryptogram Association. He has largely succeeded in the undertaking set forth in his preface, to write a serious history of cryptology—the development of the various methods of making and breaking codes and ciphers and how these have affected human events—using primary sources wherever possible and not fictionalizing or exaggerating the influence of cryptologic successes, although "codebreaking is the most important form of secret intelligence in the world today. The preface is followed by a helpful few pages on the vocabulary of cryptology, and then the reader is launched into the pages of main text. The opening chapter, "One Day of Magic," is a dramatic presentation of the role of cryptology in connection with the attack on Pearl Harbor. The story begins with Herbert O.


The Code Breakers by David Kahn, First Edition

A brilliant book and highly recommended, not only if you are interested in cryptography and mathematics, but also if you are interested in history and literature. This is a history of cryptography and cryptanalysis, with only a very limited amount of mathematics and technicality. In places some mental effort is still required, but it is certainly worth it. Kahn discusses codes from roughly BC to the date of publication, which was for the original publication. Hence a discussion of most modern cryptography is not included. Otherwise it is a wide-ranging history of codes and ciphers, which is not as dry as you might expected it to be, as Kahn is not only a witty and ingenious writer, but also one with attention for the people who feature in his story.


The United States government attempted to have the book altered before publication, and it succeeded in part. The Codebreakers is widely regarded as the best account of the history of cryptography up to its publication. William Crowell , the former deputy director of the National Security Agency , was quoted in Newsday magazine: "Before he Kahn came along, the best you could do was buy an explanatory book that usually was too technical and terribly dull. Kahn, then a journalist, was contracted to write a book on cryptology in He began writing it part-time, and then he quit his job to work on it full-time.


It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Editors: Ryan , Peter Y. This book contains 35 talks dealing with cryptography as a whole. They are organized in topical section named: history; technology — past, present, future; efficient cryptographic implementations; treachery and perfidy; information security; cryptanalysis; side-channel attacks; randomness embedded system security; public-key cryptography; and models and protocols.

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